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The McLeod County
Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 116, No. 39
County Board sets tentative Oct. 8 workshop to discuss its courthouse plan
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners tentatively set a workshop session for Tuesday, Oct. 8, after its regular meeting to discuss its proposed $7 million courthouse security/jail expansion project, prior to voting on the project at its Oct. 22 meeting. But Board Chair Paul Wright said Tuesday morning at the County Board meeting that the Oct. 8 workshop may be postponed, because the County Board has a “pretty hefty” meeting agenda for Oct. 8. And Wright also said that two commissioners may also have 1 p.m. meetings that day, which would further crimp the schedule. County Auditor-Treasurer Cindy Schultz said that she requires up to an hour of the County Board’s time Oct. 8 as it considers setting minimum values on about 60 parcels of forfeited property. Schultz said each of those properties will need to be reviewed individually and the suggested minimum values reviewed by the County Board. The minimum values must be approved before the taxforfeited properties are put up for auction, Schultz said. Wright also noted that a county highway project update and road tour that had been set for this Tuesday’s meeting (Oct. 1) has been postponed, and needs to be rescheduled. If an Oct. 8 workshop does not work out for the security/jail issue, the County Board could perhaps reschedule both items for the same day prior to the Oct. 22 meeting. McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge said that if the Oct. 8 workshop doesn’t happen, the County Board should publicly announce the new date at its Oct. 8 meeting to meet open meeting law requirements.
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Identity theft
Growing problem can destroy a person’s credit, life; tips to avoid becoming a victim
By Rich Glennie Editor f it’s too good to be true, it probably is!” McLeod County Deputy Pat Geiken warned a large audience in the Glencoe City Center senior room Thursday evening. Geiken, along with representatives of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, put on a program concerning the growing problem of identity theft, or fraud. He described the various ways thieves can quickly ruin a person’s financial wellbeing, as well as their lives, by stealing their identities. “It is the fastest-growing non-violent crime in the United States,” Geiken said, and it is estimated to cost $50 billion in financial losses each year. On top of that, victims spend about $5 billion more a year trying to correct the ID thefts, he added. “It feels like the criminals are always one step ahead of us,” Geiken said, and once ID theft occurs “it’s a tough thing to get back.” Geiken offered several common sense tips: Do not carry your Social Security card with you; invest in a shredder; minimize what you carry in your wallet or purse; and “don’t give out any personal information over the phone!” If ID theft occurs, Geiken said, quickly close out all the accounts affected, report the theft to police and contact the three national credit bureaus to post an alert on your accounts. Geiken said ID theft can occur in a variety of ways. It could be via credit cards, computer, mail, wire fraud, financial in-
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McLeod County Deputy Pat Geiken presented a program on identity theft to a large group Thursday in the Glencoe senior center. The program was sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. stitution or through Social Security. thefts were committed by friends, neighThe less information available to potenbors or in-house employees and another 6 tial thieves the better, Geiken stressed, so percent by family members. beware what you provide over the phone, The thief is generally someone known over the Internet or in personal contacts. to the victim; most are unsophisticated In pamphlet information handed out Identity theft Thursday, it stated 8 percent of identity
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County spends well over $100,000 a year to board inmates elsewhere
County hopes to save with jail expansion plan
By Lori Copler Staff Writer An analysis of five years of inmate housing shows that the McLeod County Jail has been spending well over $100,000 a year to board inmates in other facilities. At a public hearing that had been held Sept. 17 regarding a proposed 15-bed expansion of the current jail, as well as security improvements at the courthouse, county officials said the sheriff’s department could save about $100,000 annually by eliminating most of the out-of-county boarding of inmates. The cost of boarding inmates elsewhere peaked in 2009, when it cost the county $197,695. But Sheriff Scott Rehmann said 2009 was a blip in the statistics, because nearly all of McLeod County’s inmates were boarded elsewhere. “That was the year that we completed some significant improvements in the jail,” said Rehmann. Those improvements, including “suicide-proofing” jail cells, came at the behest of the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC). Inmates were housed elsewhere during the construction period. In the years since, the county paid $134,640 in 2010, $111,210 in 2011 and $114,900 in 2012 to board inmates in other facilities. Through August of this year, the county has spent $62,205. Rehmann said the county has had to house out 17 to 18 percent of its jail population in order to meet DOC regulations, which include classifying inmates in several categories, including maximum vs. less security and males vs. females. At the Sept. 17 public hearing, McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge said that the addition of the beds to the jail could be done without increasing staff, but that there may still be some out-of-county housing of inmates depending on the mix of classifications at any particular time. The county still hopes to find a significant savings of about $100,000 a year with the addition, which also will provide DOC-required space for inmates to meet with counselors, nurses and attorneys. The county is proposing a $7 million project that will add on to the jail, create a secure entrance, create a secure passageway between the jail and one of the three courtrooms (one other courtroom already has a secure passage) as well as other security im-
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GSL Homecoming candidates
The Glencoe-Silver Lake student body selected its 10 Homecoming candidates for 2013 last week, and this year’s Homecoming royalty will be crowned at 8 p.m., Monday night, in the high school auditorium. The candidates are, front, from right, Lou Iacona, son of Louis and Claire Iacona; Adam Eberhard, son of Robert and Gloria Eberhard; Cole Petersen, son of Shawn and Lisa Petersen; Dalton Clouse, son of Todd and Jodi Clouse; and Colton Lueders, son of Jeff and Denise Lueders. In the back are, from left, Cassidy Schrader, daughter of Jeff and Michelle Schrader; Samantha Lange, daughter of Mark and Lana Lange; Kelly Arnold, daughter of Peter and Sandy Arnold; Emily Popelka, daughter of Dale and Carmen Popelka; and Yodee Rivera, daughter of Noemi Sanchez. Homecoming week activities run from Oct. 7 and end Friday, Oct. 11. On Friday, the annual Homecoming football game is against the Waconia Wildcats followed by the Homecoming dance.
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Weather
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Happenings
Legion Sunday Brunch Oct. 13
Glencoe American Legion Post 95 will host its annual Sunday Brunch, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Glencoe City Center. The menu includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs and beverages. The proceeds from the brunch support veterans, Glencoe-Silver Lake scholarships and other community projects.
Relay For Life sale Oct. 26
The Bumps Stop Here Relay for Life team appreciates everyone for their continued support this year, according to Lori Cacka. The team raised over $16,000 for the American Cancer Society this year. “We are having a vendor, craft and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 26, at First Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be available. “A percent of all proceeds go to our relay team.” Cacka said. “With your continued support, we hope that some day we will live in a world without cancer,” she added.
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Fatal accident on Highway 212
One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 7:37 a.m., Tuesday, on Highway 212 at the Chandler Avenue intersection in Glencoe. The accident closed down all lanes of Highway 212 for several hours as Minnesota State Patrol investigators reconstructed the accident scene. Involved were a 2000 Ford Windstar driven by Emil T. Ellis, 75, of Glencoe and a 2005 Peterbilt driven by Troy S. Freidrichs, 39, of Gibbon. Ellis was killed; Freidrichs was not injured. The semi was westbound on Highway 212 and the van was southbound on Chandler Avenue when they collided.
Legion Auxiliary ‘tip night’
The Glencoe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95 will host “tip night” at Unhinged! Pizza from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7. The proceeds help veterans.
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about crime; but a professional ID thief often works by himself or with an organized group. ***** So how do you minimize your chances of becoming a victim? Avoid carrying a Social Security card, and lock up the card in a safe place, Geiken warned. Once a theft has a person’s Social Security number, he has a person’s identity. “All they really need is a Social Security number,” he added. “Memorize your Social Security number.” Geiken also cautioned people about what they toss into the trash. ID thieves are not beyond searching trash cans to get ID information off of junk mail, credit card offers, or even magazine subscriptions. “Invest in a shredder,” Geiken emphasized, and shred anything that has information about you, like names, addresses or phone numbers. He also cautioned to have check blank renewals sent directly to one’s bank and not to their home, in case a thief goes through your mail box, which is a common way to get ID information. Get the mail out of the mailbox as soon as possible to eliminate possible thefts. Never put Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers or any other information on check blanks that could provide ID thieves valuable information. “Google is the biggest way ID theft happens,” Geiken said, especially when it comes to online shopping. “They (thieves) can find out almost anything they want on the Internet,” Geiken said. “You have to be careful what you do and say (on the Internet).” As to wallets, Geiken suggested people carry only the bare necessities in case the wallet is lost. Also, get a debit card with a personal identification number (PIN) to make it more difficult to use if lost, he added. Shred all old credit and debit card receipts. “There is a lot of information on that stuff,” Geiken said. When using a debit card in a restaurant, watch the person to ensure they are not making copies of your information. When paying at the gas pump, Geiken suggested, once done and one has a receipt, “hit the clear button,” so no one, like an unscrupulous station attendant, can use your information later. “It’s a safeguard to protect yourself.” One’s medical insurance card also may include one’s Social Security number. Once in the clinic and hospital’s computer system, carrying that card in one’s wallet may not be necessary. The same with one’s Medicare card. One audience member said by pasting a Post-It note over the Social Security number and then making a copy of the card, it allowed her relative to use the copy instead of the original card. Geiken also suggested carrying one credit card instead of several in one’s wallet. “If you don’t need them, leave them locked up at home,” Geiken said. “You only have to bring what you actually need.” The new designs of the Minnesota driver’s licenses also act as a safeguard and make it more difficult to use if lost, he said. The most common method of ID thefts is check fraud, Geiken said. It is so easy with computers to make duplicates using actual checking and bank routing numbers from stolen checks, he added. Another issue is the lax methods of checking IDs by many retailers when credit cards are being used. They rarely check to see if the card holder actually owns the card, Geiken said. The metallic strips on the backs of cards hold a lot of personal information about the cardholder, Geiken said. “Make them (retailers) ask for identification.” As to home phone calls and soliciting, Geiken suggested a caller ID on the phone or even get an unlisted phone number. Geiken said people should ask questions about who is asking for the information and why. They also should get identification numbers from the solicitors and their company so it can be verified. “Know who’s on the other end of the line,” Geiken warned. Tell them you will verify their identity and call them back, he added. “Never give out personal identification information on the Internet unless you know who you’re dealing with,” Geiken said. He suggested always looking for the security symbol on the websites — the locked padlock. If it is not there, the site is not a secure site, and
If you are a victim
It is recommended to order an annual credit report from the three major credit bureaus. They also should be contacted to report suspected identity thefts. They include: Equifax To report fraud: 1-800-525-6285 and write Equifax. To order a credit report: 1-800-685-1111 or write Equifax (www.equifax.com) at P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, Ga 30374-0241. Experian To report fraud: 1-888-EXPERIAN and write Experian. To order credit report: 1-888-397-3742 or write Experian (www.experian.com) at P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX 75013. Trans Union To report fraud: 1-800-680-7289 and write Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6700. To order a credit report: 1-800-916-8800 or write Trans Union (www.transunion.com) at P.O. Box 1000, Chester, PA 19022. Also contact the Federal Trade Commission at its tollfree hotline: 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) or write: Identity Theft Clearinghouse Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20580 Online: www.consumer.gov/idtheft your information also is not secure. Geiken said thieves also have the ability to scan your credit card information using portable radio frequency equipment by just walking by. It is often used in crowded settings, he said. But Geiken said there are now credit card protectors that can thwart these kinds of ID thefts. ***** Senior citizens are often the main targets of identity thieves because: • They have “nest eggs” to tap into for their retirement. • They have been raised to be “polite and trusting, and never say no. They need to say no, because there are a lot of bad people out there,” Geiken said. • They are less likely to report a crime. • They are more likely to have memory issues or not remember details. • They are more likely to be duped when told they won a contest or sweepstakes. • They are more likely to fall for home improvement or work-at-home scams. Geiken said anyone with concerns about a business also should contact the Better Business Bureau for a background check.
Post 143, Auxiliary to meet
The Brownton American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 143 will meet Monday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center. Host and hostesses for the evening are David Wendlandt, Carol Beltz, Jeanne Dodd and Bev Janke.
Sportsmen to meet Oct. 7
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will meet Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the VFW meeting room.
Legion Post 95 to meet Oct. 3
The Glencoe American Legion Post 95 monthly meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., in the basement of the Glencoe VFW Post 5102. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served.
‘Broadway Kids’ to start Oct. 8
Home Bound Theatre Company will offer “Broadway Kids” on Tuesdays, Oct. 8 through Oct. 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., at the Panther Field House in Glencoe. Third through sixth graders will learn basic techniques in acting while doing creative activities, including acting out their favorite stories, do simple mime exercises, learn staging techniques and more. For more information, call GSL Community Education at 320-864-2690.
Women’s Club to meet Oct. 2
The Brownton Women’s Club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7:45 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center. New members are always welcome.
Abrams Brothers to perform
The Abrams Brothers, playing guitar, violin and bass, will appear in Glencoe on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium as part of the Glencoe Area Performing Artist Concert series. The Abrams Brothers combine the music of their roots with their own distinct sound as they perform a variety of bluegrass, country and folk-rock music. Season membership tickets will be available for purchase.
Abundant Table set Oct. 2
The Abundant Table free community meal, which is open to everyone — families and children, elderly and all seeking fellowship — will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the basement fellowship hall at Christ Lutheran Church’s, 1820 Knight Ave., Glencoe. The meal will be chili, baked potato, fruit and dessert. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the meal is served at 5 p.m. To help prepare for the meal, call the church at 320-864-4549 to indicate how many are coming. “Remember, there is a place for you at our Abundant Table,” according to Barb Jenneke, program spokesperson.
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The Glencoe Historic Preservation Society will be sponsoring the Jim Berner Music Show on Friday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glencoe City Center. Dessert and beverage will be served following the show. Tickets are available from GHPS members or at the door. For more information, call 320-864-4174.
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Community Schools eyes more public participation
By Rich Glennie Editor The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District began its 2013-14 series of Community Schools luncheon meetings Thursday by mixing business people from the community with elementary and secondary students. GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju said the goal of the Community Schools program is to get the public, especially the business community, into the school buildings “to see what’s going on” and to network through conversations with students, staff and among themselves. The next Community Schools luncheon will be at noon, Thursday, Nov. 14, and Sonju invited the business people to come again and bring an acquaintance. The meal Thursday included a wide variety of vegetables from the GSL Farm-toSchool program, in which the FFA students planted, grew and cultivated the produce from a garden on school property. Those vegetables are incorporated into the district’s lunch program, too. Sonju thanked Becky Haddad, FFA adviser, and her FFA students for the firstyear program. Financial support came from a McLeod County Public Health grant. Paul Sparby, high school principal, also spoke about a variety of topics at the start of the school year. In the audience were members of the junior high Cool Aides, a group that acts as welcoming committee for new students to the junior high. Sparby also said the district The changes also have taken student behavior out of the grade, he added, and there is no extra credit or late penalties. But there are before-school and after-school programs called Enrich, Challenge and Learn (ECL) to help students in need of additional help. “If you need help, find one of us (75 staff members). We’re all here for the same reason — to help you (students),” Sparby said. The additional help last year reduced the number of students with incomplete assignments by 32 percent after the first trimester; 29 percent in the second trimester; and 47 percent in the third trimester, Sparby said. Also updated by Sparby was the 2012-13 the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) tests results. There was a 14 percentage point improvement in math scores for GSL seventh and eighth graders last year. “That is a phenomenal leap,” Sparby said, “and I credit our math department and the students.” Sparby added that reading scores also increased 4.1 percent. Students have an opportunity to retake the assessments, but they must complete all their assignments first “and be prepared.” Sparby said another program this year is student government members working with State Farm on an effort to promote saying no to distractive driving. The program will be Oct. 18-26 with more details on the school website.
Assessors being held to higher standards, township officers told
By Lori Copler Staff Writer Thanks to the action — or more appropriately, the inaction — of an assessor in northern Minnesota, the state is holding assessors to an even higher standard than it has in the past, McLeod County Assessor Sue Schultz told township officials Monday night. “Millions of dollars worth of property were not on the tax rolls because of this gentleman,” Schultz said at the McLeod County Association of Townships annual meeting Monday. The duties of an assessor have always been clearly outlined by state statute, Schultz said, but because of the situation in northern Minnesota, the state Department of Revenue is requiring county assessors to adopt a set of policies and procedures and is requiring that all assessors — whether appointed by a county or private — to be accredited. “This is not a county mandate, it’s coming from the state,” said Schultz. The new directives also outline punishment if assessors “don’t do their jobs,” said Schultz, which can range from fines to losing their jobs. Schultz said the county assessor’s office is implementing some new practices to make sure that properties are properly and accurately assessed, and in 2013, that means her staff will be measuring outbuildings in the cities and townships where the county has been appointed the official assessor. The county is the assessor for eight of McLeod County’s 14 townships; the other six appoint private assessors. In the past, Schultz said, valuations for sheds, barns and other outbuildings have been based on information provided on building permits, or by valuations assigned in the past. “Historically, it’s just been a fixed figure,” said Schultz. “The problem is, you may have a shed valued at $1,000, and another at $5,000, but the $1,000 building may be heated, and the $5,000 shed isn’t,” said Schultz. And building permits are not always accurate. What was intended to be, for example, a 40-foot-by-80-foot shed may turn out to be something different, once it is actually measured. In one case, Schultz said, her staff discovered that a shed was actually 15 feet shorter than what the owner had thought he was having built. “He was not happy,” said Schultz. Schultz said that about 25 percent of the outbuildings measured so far have had inaccurate measurements recorded. Schultz also said that because remodeling of sheds or barns don’t require building permits, the only way to know if improvements have been made is to actually go to the property and look. Schultz said that going out and actually measuring buildings will not only help the county comply with state statutes and mandate, but also ensure fairness of assessments for property owners. It also will ensure that accurate information is recorded as the assessors seek to transcribe its paper records to electronic records, said Schultz. A township official asked about paying the added cost of having someone actually measure sheds and outbuildings. “There should be no added cost, in my mind,” Schultz responded. “You contract for a certain price per parcel. Your assessor is paid that cost whether they actually knock on the door or not.” In response to a question, Schultz said her staff can go onto property without the owner present and measure the exterior of buildings. However, she said, they cannot enter a building without an owner present. If a person isn’t present when the assessor is there, Schultz said, a “sticky note” is left on the door with details about why the assessor was there, what was done, and who to contact with questions. “Basically, all we want to do is to make sure everything is right, as accurate as possible,” said Schultz.
Paul Sparby Intensive Care Unit (ICU) program has been expanded this year to include grades 79, with an emphasis on helping these students “prepare for the performance standards,” Sparby said. The ICU program assists students falling behind on assignments. “Their grades are sick and they need help,” Sparby said of the ICU label. The students are expected to complete all their assignments. The word homework has been eliminated and replaced with practice and performance, Sparby added. This year testing is an 80/20 program for grades 712 students. Eighty percent is based on performance and 20 percent on practice. The aim, Sparby said, is to make the grade reflect what students learn. “We want to measure what the student knows.” Sparby said there is a direct correlation between practice and performance.
Property taxes due Oct. 15
McLeod County AuditorTreasurer Cindy Schultz reminds McLeod County residents that the second half of your property tax payment is due Oct. 15 for non-agricultural properties. Payments are accepted by mail, in person at the McLeod County North Complex building 2391 Hennepin Ave. N. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or there is a convenient payment drop box located just outside of the building. If interested in paying by credit card or e-check, visit the county website: www.co. mcleod.mn.us. There is a fee involved for paying one’s property tax by this method. If mailing, please return your statement stub with your payment to ensure proper credit. Postmark determines mail payment date. Late postmarks will be returned for proper penalty. Minnesota Statutes direct a penalty be assessed on late payments.
GHS class of 1978 reunion
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September Panther Pride awards
Panther Pride recipients at GSL’s Helen Baker Elementary (students who display respect, responsibility and safety) for the month of September include, front row from left, Valeria Varelas-Reyna, Garrett Teubert, Brady Rosenlund, Samuel Hecksel, Denver Wika, Maelee Streufert, William Oestrich, Aubrey Lindeman, Ava Wisch, Janette Morado and Mathew Schmieg; middle row, Joseph Sullivan, Hailey Hanson, Brian Garnica-Calderon, Dulce Diaz, Mason Breitkreutz, Baylee Hahn, Landon Stifter, Sabrina Lewandowski, Aiden LaPlante, Robin Lueck, Hudson Mikolichek, Tyler Templin and Abigail Ziegler; and, back row, Brayden Gildea, Allson Willcox, Grace Lipke, Levi Silfverston, Caleb Lindeman, Aleisha Teubert, Hannah Graf, Cavin Streufert, Ezequiel Martinez and Brooklyn Christianson.
The Glencoe High School graduating class of 1978 will have a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 5 p.m., at the Major Avenue Hunt Club. For more information and to RSVP, call Lynn at 320-510-2020; Lori at 320510-0408; or Scotty at 320510-1766.
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Identity theft is growing; people need to be aware of its effects
Our view: Workshops on how to protect oneself are a good start in getting people to pay attention
he loss of a wallet or purse is bad enough, but when someone with no scruples finds it and steals your identity, it can become a nightmare. When someone calls and solicits personal information under false pretenses, and then uses that information to raid your checking or savings accounts, it can wipe you out financially. When someone finds your discarded ATM receipt or receipt from your gas purchase in the trash can, it can come back to haunt you. Identity theft is a growing crime in the nation, Minnesota and even McLeod County. Local law enforcement agencies receive reports of scams and possible scams on a regular basis. The reports consume valuable time for officers and can create a nightmarish scenario for those who have had their identities stolen by others. It can take months, or even years, to get your identity back and to repair the damage done by identity thieves. McLeod County Sheriff Deputy Pat Geiken, with sponsorship by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, put on a recent workshop concerning identity theft, and it was an eyeopener! According to information from the National Child Safety Council, more than 11 million Americans are victims of identity theft, and it costs victims over $54 billion a year. Victims spend another $5 billion trying to regain their credit and reputations. Also, identity theft is a “dual crime.” Not only does the individual lose their identification with the theft, but financial institutions or credit card companies also lose financially. And those losses are eventually passed on to all consumers in increased fees. So, we all lose in the long run. The thievery can come from a variety of methods — stolen credit
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cards or credit card numbers, computer fraud, mail and phone scams, financial institution fraud and Social Security fraud. The result to the victim of identity theft is a bad credit record, trouble writing checks, difficulty renting an apartment, getting a home loan or even obtaining a job. The results can ruin a person’s good name, good credit and good reputation. It can be personally devastating. The sad part of identity theft is the perpetrator is often known to the victim. But Geiken emphasized last week, there are some common sense ways to protect yourself. First and foremost is protect your personal information and do not carry your Social Security card with you; memorize the numbers. Buy a good shredder to ensure that personal information, like addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license numbers on all mailings are properly shredded. Identity thieves are known to rummage through a person’s mailbox or even trash to gather information. Beware of who you are talking to on the telephone or over the Internet concerning your personal information, especially when online shopping. There are ways to check. Learn to ask questions and to say “no.” If information is lost, contact the financial institutions, credit card companies, law enforcement immediately and notify them of the loss. If one becomes a victim, there are places to go to seek help. Some of them are listed in today’s article on “Identity Theft” in The Chronicle. Call local law enforcement to get more information, and, hopefully, more public informational meetings will be held to get the word out about identity theft. Last week’s session was indeed an eye-opener. — R.G.
Letters to Editor Questions about courthouse expansion plans
To the Editor: A number of people have approached me regarding the jail and security plans. People had questions, and I also referred them to the county commissioners and the sheriff for answers. Some people were known to me, and some were not. Their concerns: 1) I worked during the time the public meeting was held. 2) Where can I send my comments? Will they just skip over it and not respond to what I have to say? 3) What about the north doors, how often will they be secured? When and what court cases will cause a lockdown? 4) Will they test the door system to ensure that they can get out in an emergency event? 5) This was put together by a group. Where do the citizens of the county fit in? 6) This is a lot of money. 7) When will Annamarie’s (Tudhope) will be looked at and what judge in the First Judicial District will decide if these plans meet the requirements of her will? 8) What type of insurance would be required for the planned one-door east entry, and how many exits will there be to ensure citizens’ safety? 9) Will there be newspaper or radio information presented or public meetings before Oct. 22 to allow for further public input? 10) Why are we closing off another street and cutting off business owners? Look at 11th Street where it is one-way near the bank. Now there are plans to close off Ives Avenue between 10th and 11th streets. Is this a good idea? 11) Do they want all businesses to go to Hutchinson? 12) Why can’t someone look at our town’s needs? City Council members need to speak up about closing another street. 13) We already have all kinds of law enforcement officers in the courthouse for court cases. 14) Money is needed to pay for this. How much will I have to contribute as a citizen to make these plans happen? 15) Can we afford all this security at the east door and the two courtroom hallways? 16) What offices will need to be moved to the North Complex? When and at what cost? Yes, security needs have changed in our country. Did the naval office in Washington, D.C., have enough security in place during its recent tragic event? Many lives have been affected by violence. These are all thoughts to consider. Commissioner contact information: Jon Christensen, 320-587-5663. Ron Shimanski, 320-327-0112. Sheldon Nies, 320-587-5117. Kermit Terlinden, 320-864-3738. Paul Wright, 320-587-7332. Sheriff Scott Rehmann, 320-8641350. Respectfully, Marie Thurn Glencoe and county resident
Politicians are essential? To what? Cut off their Greater Minnesota needs to speak up pay first to get results
Guest column:
s the federal government shutdown loomed, the list of essential services was announced, and much to our surprise the pay for Congress and the President were considered essential. You have to be kidding! It makes one wonder if that is a practical joke, or just someone’s sick sense of humor. If any federal employees are nonessential it may be our leaders in Washington, D.C., who have created this artificial mess in the first place! The first thing that should be done is stop paying these high-stakes
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gamblers until they actually come to a sensible agreement on how this government should run and at what cost. That includes their health benefits and pensions, too. So far, elected officials have failed to lead, miserably — all of them. Cutting off their expense accounts may be the quickest way to get this game of “political chicken” settled. Hit our leaders right in their fat pocketbooks! That seems pretty sensible out here in the hinterlands where reality still holds sway. — R.G.
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By Dan Dorman Before I was a legislator and economic development director for the city of Albert Lea, I sold tires. And, let me tell you, if there’s even a tiny hole anywhere in a tire, the whole thing slowly goes flat. That’s the same lesson I hope to spread in my new position as the executive director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership: the state can’t keep rolling if we’ve got a leak and, in some cases, a flat tire. Greater Minnesota is strong. More than 45 percent of the state’s labor force is located in Greater Minnesota. Distinctly “rural” industries such as logging, mining and agriculture remain integral to the state’s economy. Businesses like Hormel in Austin, Schwan’s in Marshall, Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls and Marvin Windows in Warroad bring in millions of dollars to the state each year, not to mention thousands of jobs. Yet despite the amount of money its businesses bring in and the number of jobs it provides, Greater Minnesota has sorely lacked an organized, unified voice aimed at getting its needs met. Until now, that is.
The Greater Minnesota Economic Development Partnership – a new public-private partnership made up of businesses, cities, chambers of commerce, economic development authorities and nonprofits – is that voice for rural Minnesota. In order to develop a strong economy statewide, Minnesota needs an organization like the Partnership to speak out about the needs of Greater Minnesota. The metro area already has a 20year vision for economic growth which includes increased investment in high-tech industries and a multibillion-dollar light rail system. Greater Minnesota, however, currently lacks such vision and planning. The metro area isn’t going to solve Greater Minnesota’s problems for us. It’s time for communities and businesses in Greater Minnesota to join together to define problems and develop our own solutions to concerns such as infrastructure, tax policy and business growth. Greater Minnesota business is doing well, but it can do even better with stronger state policies and more resources. An organization like the Partnership is needed to advance the
economic development goals of Greater Minnesota and, in turn, the entire state. I decided to take on the challenge of leading the Partnership because I know how great Minnesota is and how much better it can be. As the owner of a small business in Albert Lea, I have lost customers and business to businesses located in Iowa because of Minnesota state policies which are not as competitive as those in Iowa. As an EDA director, I too often saw my community miss out on new business opportunities because other states offer better incentives. And while I wanted every new job in our area, if not Albert Lea I wanted them in Minnesota. As a legislator, I witnessed great ideas get squashed because they didn’t have a strong enough support group behind them. In other words, I’ve been there, and I’m tired of watching great opportunities slip away. Why do we need the Partnership? Don’t we already have economic de-
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Recent farm accidents a reminder
Recently, there have been a number of local injuries and fatalities in the agricultural sector. These injuries and deaths are unfortunate and are difficult on all family and friends involved. Be sure that you and your family practice farm safety to ensure everyone’s safety! Although farm accidents have lessened in recent years, it is still a common occurrence for farm accidents to take place for farmers and farm workers. Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Approximately 476 farmers and farm workers died from work-related injury in 2010 and 9,955 from 1992-2010. The leading cause of death for farmers and farm workers from 1992-2009 was tractor overturns. Approximately 243 agricultural workers suffer lost work-time injury every day. According to NIOSH, an average of 113 youths, less than 20 years of age, die annually from farm-related injuries (1995-2002) The majority of those that die annually are youths between 1619 years. The most common source of fatal injuries to youths is
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Woman injured in accident
A one-vehicle accident was reported at 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, about 1-1/2 miles of south of Arlington that resulted in the driver, Silvia Sanchez of Glencoe, being critically injured and airlifted for treatment. According to the Sibley County Sheriff ’s Office, Sanchez was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango south from Arlington on Sibley County Road 17 when she lost control and entered a ditch. The vehicle came to rest on its side. Sanchez was transported by Arlington Ambulance to the Sibley Medical Center and then airlifted by air ambulance to the Twin Cities for further treatment. She was listed in critical condition, the sheriff’s office reported. Also assisting at the scene was the Arlington Fire Department.
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machinery (includes tractors), motor vehicles (includes ATVs), followed by drowning. There were 16,100 children and adolescents injured on farms and 3,400 due to farm work in 2009. Sadly, most of these farmrelated accidents could have been prevented if appropriate safety measures would have been taken. Often, nature does not leave a big enough time period to get the work done so farmers and farm workers feel the need to hurry. Be sure to slow down and think about the safest ways to go about your work. Be sure that all safety equipment is working properly and that you follow safety procedures during operation. Those at risk working on the farm range from young children to senior farmers. Nobody is left out and considered safe when working on farms.
Quite often youths work at a very young age with very little supervision. These youths can also be innocent bystanders or passengers on farm equipment. Be sure to look out for their interests by keeping them safe. Youths should be given appropriate tasks that they are able to perform safely. Always think of how to safely operate the machines and equipment you are running before you start and be sure to show and tell the youth as well. Those not engaged in agricultural activities also need to be safe on our rural roadways. Be sure that you are safely operating vehicles on these roadways to avoid collisions with farm equipment or other vehicles. Good luck with the fall harvest and please remember to take things slowly and exercise safety in your daily work!
Senior Surf begins Monday
The Glencoe Public Library is presenting another session of Senior Surf, an adult computer class, each Monday in October at 10 a.m. This class teaches how to search on the Internet, how to print copies, and how to use e-mail. Registration is required by calling or visiting the Glencoe Library. There is no charge for the computer class. Stay after class for coffee and cookies in the Library Activity Room. • On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m., will be a fall storytime for children with a craft. Parents, remember to bring your Pioneerland Library System card to check out those favorite books your youngster chooses. • Teen and pre-teens, get ready for the Teen Read Week Challenge during Oct. 13-19. Miss Gabby continues to plan fun activities during this week at the Glencoe Library. Sessions will begin at 6 p.m. Check the Glencoe Library website or visit the library for more information. • Halloween 2013 on Oct. 31, the Glencoe Library will be welcoming trick-ortreaters. Come to the library in your costume and receive a treat plus sign up for a book give-away. Like the Glencoe Public Library on Facebook or check activities and information on the library website: w w w. G l e n c o e P u b l i c Library.webs.com.
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A medical emergency was reported at 7:22 p.m., Tuesday, at a residence on Scout Hill Drive. A male was lying on the lawn with severe back pain; he was taken to the Glencoe hospital by ambulance. At 2:31 p.m., Wednesday, police assisted in the search for a vehicle and suspect in an armed robbery that occurred in Arlington. The vehicle was located near Brownton by the Minnesota State Patrol and sheriff’s deputies. A stop-arm violation was reported at 8:22 a.m., Thursday, at 11th Street and Owen Avenue. The driver was given a verbal warning. A pickup truck-bicycle accident was reported at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, at 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue.The State Patrol trooper talked to the driver, but the young bicyclist had left the scene after telling the driver he was not injured. The hospital was contacted, and indicated no one had been seen in the emergency room for injuries. At 9:18 p.m., Thursday, an intoxicated man was found on the sidewalk on 11th Street. The man was released to the care of a friend. Police investigated a report of a wrong-way driver on Highway 212 near Chandler Avenue at 9:41 a.m., Friday. Also on Friday, police stopped a vehicle at McLeod Avenue and 13th Street at 10:49 a.m. They cited the driver for only having an instructional permit. The vehicle was originally stopped because the window tint was too dark. Police assisted with a medical emergency at 2:30 p.m., Friday, at a Cedar Avenue residence. The resident had a possible stroke amd was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Someone reported seeing a teenage male drop off a bike in an alley near 11th Street at 7:42 p.m., Friday, and then walk away. The bicycle was taken to the city’s central garage. Another medical emergency was reported at 5:15 p.m., Saturday, on Morningside Drive. A 55year-old male was having chest pains and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. A fight between an adult male and a juvenile male at 1:16 a.m., Sunday, resulted in both being arrested. The adult was charged with fleeing police on foot, and the juvenile for underage consumption. The incident occurred on Chandler Avenue. A Judd Avenue resident reported not feeling well and was transported by ambulance to the hospital at 2:29 p.m., Sunday. A resident on 20th Street with mutiple sclerosis reported he had back pain and was transported by ambulance to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia at 10:36 a.m., Monday. Also on Monday, at 6:24 p.m., police were called to a neighbor dispute on 14th Street. All parties were “advised to stay away from each other.”
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Group wants to renovate field
HUTCHINSON — A grassroots group of citizens is working to raise $1.33 million for the renovation of S.R. Knutson Field at Hutchinson High School, according to the Hutchinson Leader. The group spent months of research and planning to come up with a plan that includes a new field, buildings for concessions, press boxes and ticket booths, more seating and a new scoreboard.
Grace Bible women host luncheon, speaker
The women of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake invite area ladies to their annual fall salad luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and will include a variety of salads and a talk by Avril Vavrosky. Vavrosky is originally from South Africa, and her husband, Doug, from North Dakota. They are with OMF International (previously known as the China Inland Mission) and have ministered to Chinese-speaking people in many parts of the world. Grace Bible Church is located in Silver Lake at 300 Cleveland St., next to the city water tower. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated for planning purposes. For more information, contact Jeanie Oestreich at 320327-2671.
4 killed in head-on crash
LESUEUR COUNTY — A head-on collision at around 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, killed four people and injured a fifth, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The accident involved a 1979 Mercedes driven by Jeffrey Miller, 22, of Le Center, and a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Condon Hulgan, 51, of Montgomery. Both drivers were killed. Also killed were Travis Reak, 24, of Le Center, a passenger in the Miller vehicle, and Mary Urtuzuastegui, 11, of Montgomery, a passenger in the Hulgan vehicle. Injured was Mark Miller, 24, of Le Center, another passenger in the Miller vehicle. Jeffrey Miller was eastbound on Le Sueur County Road 26, and Hulgan was westbound. They collided head-on when the Ford Explorer crossed the center line, the State Patrol reported. Assisting at the scene were the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery Police and Montgomery Fire Departments, North Ambulance, North Aircare and Mayo Aircare.
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5 brothers all Eagle Scouts
WINSTED — The Herald Journal reported that five Schmieg brothers have all achieved Eagle Scout status after Jared Schmieg received his Eagle Scout award recently. His older brothers, Matthew, Alex, Russell and Kyle also were Eagle Scouts. They are the sons of Delbert and Heidi Schmieg of Winsted.
County seniors to meet Oct. 16
The McLeod County senior citizens will hold a quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Brownton Community Center. After the meeting, cards will follow. For questions, call 320-327-2499.
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velopment groups that advocate for the same goals? Well, not exactly. While rural and urban areas should be on the same team when it comes to the state’s economic growth, the needs of Greater Minnesota differ greatly from those of the metro and often are subservient to powerful metro interests. If we don’t begin to address economic growth in Greater Minnesota, we’ll all be in trouble. For example, a 2012 study by the Federal Communications Commission found that nearly 24 percent of rural residents in the United States lack broadband access. As companies become increasingly global, access to something as basic as consistent Internet and cell phone service is a crucial issue facing rural Minnesota. Not only is it difficult to conduct business without adequate technology, but young, talented workers increasingly won’t move to a place where they can’t even access YouTube. The Partnership is designed to remind legislators and other decision-makers that Greater Minnesota remains vital to the state’s economy. The state should continue to capitalize on the strengths of Greater Minnesota, but it also must address some bumps in the road. After all, a strong Greater Minnesota and metro area will ensure that we keep Minnesota rolling. Dan Dorman is the executive director of the Greater Minnesota Economic Development Partnership, a small business owner and a former Republican state representative from Albert Lea.
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History
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
Oct. 3, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schwarzrock of Penn on Sunday. On Thursday of last week, O.F. Sell opened his new store to the public and is now doing business on his “own hook.” Mr. Sell has a decidedly neat little store building, being 24 feet by 70 feet in size, with a full basement. The interior is finished for an exclusive furnishing store and later on Mr. Sell may add a general line. Mike Buska is improving his farm by the erection of a large new barn. On Monday of this week a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holmes residing four miles southwest of town. Sept. 14. The young couple will make their home on the groom’s farm south of Brownton. Dr. Gilbert P. Bigelow, local dentist, was united in marriage Saturday to Miss Marjorie Eileen Bailey of Minneapolis. The newlyweds will take up their residence in the Edw. Abram house which was recently vacated by the Dr. Jensen family. The largest household auction sale to ever take place in Brownton will be held Friday, Oct. 7, when Otto Sell, administrator of the B.C. Sell Estate, will hold a public auction of household goods and wearing apparel. Paul Schwarze is now an employee of Brownton Oil Co., having started upon his new work there on Monday of this week. Over 150 loads of beans were brought in Tuesday.
Brownton City Council revises natural gas fees after push-back from citizens
By Lori Copler Staff Writer Less than a month after adopting a rate schedule for its new municipal natural gas utility, the city of Brownton has revised it. The City Council met in special session Tuesday, Sept. 24, after getting some pushback from residents and business owners on the rate schedule it adopted at its Sept. 2 meeting. Of particular concern, said engineer John Rodeberg of SEH, Inc., is the monthly base, or “meter” rates that were established, which were $15 monthly for residents and $30 monthly for commercial property. “Commercial properties will be paying $360 in a year before they get any gas at all,” said Rodeberg. The City Council had adopted its rates based on a model from Hutchinson Utilities, which manages the natural gas utility in Hutchinson. Rodeberg noted that most of Brownton’s commercial businesses are small, unlike those in Hutchinson, and probably don’t use much more natural gas than a residence. Mayor Jay Werner pointed out that there aren’t many commercial business buildings in Brownton, and many of those are actually owned by the city, such as the civic center, community center and fire hall. “The question is, do we want to charge a standard base rate for all properties, regardless of classification?” said Rodeberg. Werner said concerns had also been raised by residential property owners about the base rate, saying that they wouldn’t be saving as much as hoped over LP with a higher rate. Rodeberg said SEH and Hutchinson Utilities re-evaluated the adopted rate system to see if “we could reduce the cost enough and still make enough to operate the system.” The city needs to generate about $377,000 annually to cover the bond payment and operational costs without having to increase property taxes, Rodeberg added. Rodeberg also noted that customers won’t save as much on natural gas over liquid propane (LP) as expected. When comparisons of the cost of natural gas to LP were made, Rodeberg said the assumption was that LP would cost about $2 per gallon, which was the national average at the time. Customers in the area have been contracting for LP at about $1.55 per gallon, Rodeberg said. “We aren’t in that 30 to 40 percent (savings) range that we wanted to be,” said Rodeberg. But he pointed out that the national average of LP is “currently about $2.50 per gallon,” and that this area seems to be in a pocket where LP costs are much lower than the national average. The City Council considered an option to establish a $10 per month meter rate for both residential and commercial properties — dropping $5 per month for residential properties and $20 per month for commercial — and reducing the industrial rate to $30 a month from $60 per month. However, the usage rate will then be increased to $1.29 per CCF (hundred cubic feet) from $1.25 per CCF. Rodeberg said the proposed rate structure would generate about $12,000 to $14,000 less annually, but still enough to cover the bond payments and operational costs. City Clerk Ella Kruse asked about the possible impact of reducing the monthly meter rate on the budget if there is an unusually warm winter and, therefore, a reduction in the use of natural gas. Rodeberg said that the reason meter rates are established is to ensure a somewhat steady income even when usage is down. But even with the reduction, Rodeberg said, enough revenue should be generated to cover the costs. “We built in a contingency for just such an event as a mild winter,” said Rodeberg. Council Member Chuck Warner said that he feels that the less the city charges on the monthly rate and the more on actual usage, “the better off we are,” because people will be paying for the actual product used, rather than the flat rate regardless of usage. Warner suggested decreasing the meter rate to even $5 monthly. However, pointed out Council Member Doug Block, the city is just embarking on the new venture. “This is all new to us,” said Block. “We can always look at it again in a year and see how we’re doing.” The City Council voted to adopt the proposed changes to lower the base rate to the suggested amounts and increase the usage rate. “It will generate a little less revenue, but it will be a little more fair to everyone,” Rodeberg commented. Rodeberg also said that customers could expect to save 7 to 20 percent over the cost of LP, depending on usage. The more they use, the more they will save. The City Council also decided that the monthly meter fee will begin when the lock is taken off the meter and gas starts flowing into homes, even if people have meters installed before actually using the service.
20 Years Ago
Sept. 29, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor Crowned as the 1993 McLeod West High School homecoming queen and king Monday night were Tammy Uecker and John Stenzel. Stewart lost one of its oldest buildings Saturday when the former Owl’s Nest was burned as a training exercise for firefighters from Stewart, Buffalo Lake, Gibbon, Brownton, Hutchinson and Glencoe. The Stewart Troopers 4-H Club recently elected new officers. They include Lynn Friedrichs, president; Joshua Tanata, vice president; Sara Tanata, secretary; Joshua Vinkemeier, treasurer; Rachel Rettig, historian; and Naomi Rettig, reporter.
75 Years Ago
Sept. 29, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor Miss Mabel Perschau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Perschau of New Auburn Township, and Mr. David Susdorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Susdorf Sr. of Penn Township, were united in marriage by the Rev. Alf. Streufert at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe on
50 Years Ago
Oct. 3, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Friday afternoon, Warren “Buster” West caught a 9-pound, 7-ounce northern pike at Lake Marion. He was fishing with his dad, Warren “Max” West. Max had to settle for a small crappie. Kermit Brandt’s Brownton Grain & Feed has been the busiest place in town as the soybean harvest is on in earnest.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 1, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor DuWayne “Shorty” Woller, 70, of Stewart, died Sunday, Sept. 28, at Glencoe Regional Services long-term care unit.
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100 Years Ago
Oct. 3, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor A pretty wedding was solemnized at the German Evangelical Church in Grafton on Thursday, Sept. 25, when Miss Emma Mueller, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Mueller, and one of the most popular young ladies of Martinsburg town, Renville County, assumed the matrimonial vows with Fred P. Boehlke, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Boehlke of Grafton. They will start housekeeping at once on the groom’s farm south of Stewart. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Gunther Monday, Sept. 29. We are sorry to learn that E. Lonset will close his photo studio and discontinue his business here. Lack of sufficient business to make the venture pay is given as a reason. It seems that there should be enough business in that line to keep one photographer busy, and we regret that Mr. Lonset did not find it so. nance officer; R.N. Buhr, service officer; R.J. Chisholm, child welfare officer; Edwin O. Fahse, sergeant-at-arms; and A.E. Ahlers, chaplain. Another business deal has been completed in Stewart, this one involving the Stewart Theater. John Heil of Rice Lake, Wis., purchased the institution from Francis Buhr and Oliver Liestico late last week. Buhr and Liestico will devote their time to their mink business. Rufus Witte.
35 Years Ago
Oct. 5, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Nancy Kirchoff and Brian Roepke were crowned the 1978 Stewart High School homecoming queen and king at the coronation ceremony last Thursday evening. Honored as a member of the WCCO Radio “Prep Parade” allstate football team of the week was Phil Forcier of Stewart High School. He is the son of the Frank Forciers of rural Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. James Steinbach (Louise Richter) are the happy parents of a baby boy, Adam John, born Sept. 17. The Stewart Fire Department was called to the Jerome Streich home when an electrical fire threatened the residence. A branch being cut from a tree in the yard fell on the service wires, pulling them from their mounting. Service wires were cut from the pole by firemen to disconnect the electricity from the house. No serious damage was reported. Stewart Apartments, an eightunit complex located a block west of the community hall, was recently completed and is ready for occupancy. The project is FmHA-financed, and was built by Jerome and Marge Streich. An open house will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 3, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Born, to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Markgraf (Darlene Hennessey), a son, Curtis LeRoy, at the Hutchinson Community Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 26. He has a sister, Brenda, 6 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McGraw (Susan Klammer) are the proud parents of a baby boy born Wednesday, Oct. 2. He was not named at this writing. Utility Gas will soon be serving Stewart customers from its newly installed bulk plant located in the eastern part of this village. The company representative and dealer for LP gas will be Roger Wacker, a well-known local businessman. The Band Mothers held their election of officers at the first meeting of the new school year on Sept. 18. Elected to serve are President Mrs. Milo Wacker, Vice President Mrs. S.W. Clasen, and Secretary-Treasurer Mrs.
75 Years Ago
Sept. 30, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor Members of DeGree-Fleisch American Legion Post 125 had their annual meeting Tuesday evening and elected the following officers: Edward E. Bethke, commander; Edwin Lenander, vice commander; L.A. Hakes, adjutant; Charles Schmitz, fi-
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Oct. 5, 1983 Bill Ramige, Editor Several Glencoe area residents will be participating in the fall fashion show, “From Rags to Stitches,” which will be held at the Peace Center in Hutchinson. They are Susie Bacon, Darlene Haag, Linett Shaw, Share Haag, Lucille Draeger and Julie Bielke. The show will feature more than 70 sewn and knitted garments for women and children of all ages. Local events such as high school sports and church services can now be televised. Glencoe cablevision recently added a public access channel for that purpose. There is no charge for the use of the video taping equipment or for airing of approved programming. tion for next year when they will be paired. Travis Sullivan and Tracy Mathews were crowned King and queen at the Glencoe homecoming coronation Monday night. Sullivan is the son of Richard and Charlotte Sullivan. Mathews is the daughter of Gene and Sandy Mathews. crop hit hard this year is the soybean. Neubauer said farmers are currently taking soybeans out of the fields. He estimates between 20 and 30 bushels per acre. Neubauer said the corn will probably not be up to par with the last couple of years, but will be better than beans. Plans for the library expansion call for an addition onto the southwest corner of the current community room. The current community room will become part of the expanded library, while the new community room will be located in the proposed addition. The key is how to pay for the estimated $636,000 project, and the city is looking for donations and grants first, before looking at a referendum to complete the funding.
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Oct. 1, 2003 Rich Glennie Editor With the dry months this summer, “it has been a tough year for crops,” Joe Neubauer, Extension director for Meeker and McLeod counties, told the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce. He said it is not quite in the league of 1988, “but it is still tragic.” The main
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Oct. 6, 1993 Rich Glennie, Editor Twenty-six years after coach Janet Willand started girls’ sports at Glencoe High School, she was inducted into the Minnesota High School League Hall of Fame. Willand started the Glencoe girls’ programs in 1967, and is one of seven Minnesota basketball coaches who has been chosen to be inducted into the hall of fame. When she formed the first Glencoe girls’ basketball team in 1967, she was a one-woman show. She was not only the head coach, but the assistant as well. She was the bus driver and in charge of promotions, promoting the fact that the school really ought to fund girls’ athletic teams. A pairing agreement has been signed, and now Glencoe and Silver Lake students will soon be asked to select a school name, colors, song and logo in prepara-
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Bicyclist strives to raise awareness of Dakota
By Rich Glennie Editor t has been 151 years since the bloody Dakota Uprising, pitting the indigenous Dakota people against white settlers and the state militia. The Dakota lost not only the war, but their lands in southern Minnesota. For the most part, they were expelled from Minnesota. John Stoesz, 58, a native of Mountain Lake and a white man, is trying to do something about it by raising awareness of the issue of the lost land for the Dakota people. He is pedaling around southern Minnesota — 40 counties and county seats — on his recumbent bicycle in an attempt to make Minnesotans aware that this land once belonged to the Dakota, and there is a need to share it with all people. ***** The project is looking to initially raise $100,000 for the land project, and so far $54,000 has been raised. Stoesz said he attended the 150-year anniversary of the Dakota War last year, including ceremonies at Mankato, where 38 of the Dakota warriors were hung for their parts in the war. He said last year was a year for ceremonies and words, “this year is to take action and do something” about sharing the land with the indigenous people. After forcing the Dakota off their lands in 1862, Stoesz said, “Now we have an opportunity to restore some of the land to its original inhabitants through contributions to a Dakota nonprofit organization named Oyate Nipi Kte (The People Shall Live).” Waziyatawin, a Dakota scholar and activist explains, “Oyate Nipi Kte is committed to restoring a land base for Dakota people through the Makoce Ikikcupi (recovering land) project so that we may
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begin to bring some of our relatives home, reestablish our spiritual and physical relationship with our homeland, and assure the ongoing existence of our people. Our cultural survival depends on it.” ***** Stoesz admits there have been areas he has been through on his tour that have shown little interest or sympathy in the land recovery project. “There has been some interest,” Stoesz said, “and no one has been abrasive or antagonistic.” Stoesz stopped in Glencoe on Monday, the 20th county seat since he started his cycle tour on Sept. 3 from Mountain Lake. After Glencoe he planned to stop at Gaylord and New Ulm on his way back to his home base at Mountain Lake, where his mother resides. Stoesz has taken paid leave from his job as executive director of the Mennonite Central Committee Central States, based in Kansas. The group is a $5 million a year relief, development and peace organization. “I love the Mennonite Central Committee organization,” Stoesz said, “but I had to contribute my gifts (in Minnesota), and the time was right to return to Minnesota for this vitally important task of Dakota land recovery.” Stoesz said he gets three reactions from the whites he talks to: They ignore the issue, some argue and others are interested. “I’m not interested in No. 1 or 2, but I want to get the word out to the third group about sharing the land and supporting this kind of project.” His grandfather’s farm in the Mountain Lake area is being sold by the family. Stoesz said his German Mennonite family settled in that area in 1874, on land that was once Dakota land.
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Son born to Graham family
Matt and Kristin Graham of Henderson announce the birth of a son, McCabe Matthew, on Sept. 19, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. McCabe weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches in length. He joins siblings Brody and Allie. Grandparents are Dennis and Sharon Graham of Henderson, Wendy Weckworth of Arlington and Howard and Darlene Weckworth of Arlington.
Cody family announces birth
Patrick and Michel Cody of Brownton announce the arrival of a son, Grayson Richard Eric Cody, born Sept. 16, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Grayson weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. He joins siblings Stephany, Corey, Kody, Savannah, Hunter, Austin, Mason and Colton.
Daughter born to Gutknechts
Eric and Amanda Gutknecht of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Marie, on Sept, 23, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Avery weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. She joins an older sister, Mariah. Grandparents are Charles and Kimberly Reed and Larry and Sharon Gutknecht, all of Glencoe. Greatgrandparents are Lois Raduenz of Lester Prairie and Elva Kjenstad of Winsted.
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John Stoesz is touring southern Minnesota on a bicycle trying to raise awareness for a program that looks to restore some of the land taken from the Dakota people 150 years ago. The Dakota were forceably removed prior to his family settling there, he said. Stoesz said he decided to give a part of the proceeds from the farm sale back to “the indigenous people working for land justice.” He is hoping others will as well. Stoesz said his current bike tour is not raising any money, rather its goal is to raise awareness. “It’s a precursor to fundraising,” he said, and those interested can go to the group’s website at OyateNipiKte.org or e-mail: waziyatawin@gmail. com for more information. ***** “I’m having the time of my life,” Stoesz said of touring southern Minnesota on a bicycle. He rides the paved county roads from county seat to county seat. He said that has allowed him to see much more wildlife, and he can immerse himself in “riding along with the land and animals.” Most days he rides 40 to 50 miles, and he has ridden about 2,000 miles so far, or about half way. Stoesz plans to complete the ride sometime in October. His wife, Linda, joined him for the leg from Litchfield to Glencoe on Monday. Stoesz said he received a Dakota sendoff when he began the journey on Sept. 3. It was all in the Dakota language, he added, and he did not understand any of it. “But I felt like I was blessed. It makes me feel responsible (after such a ceremonial send off),” Stoesz said.
Daughter for Elke, Strasmann
Lyndsie Elke and Michael Strasmann of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Autumn Jade Strasmann, on Sept. 28, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Autumn weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20-1/4 inches in length. Grandparents are Tracy Schmidt and Dale Horton of Glencoe, Wes and Kathy Elke of Litchfield and Dawn Strasmann of Hutchinson.
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GSL FFA members attend regional event
By Becky Haddad GSL FFA adviser Thirty-four students from Glencoe-Silver Lake Junior High school left at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 25 for the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The students started the day with nervous, “What are we going to be doing today?” and mostly came home with big smiles. Greenhands in the Spotlight is hosted by Region V FFA every fall so that new FFA members can become acquainted with what FFA is and the opportunities it offers. Upon arrival, students were promptly greeted with a game of “Ninja,” led by the Region V officers. After opening ceremonies, students broke into groups and spent time learning about the FFA emblem, creed, motto and potential opportunities, including career development events and supervised agricultural experiences. One of the sessions was led by GSL’s Zach Pierson, who serves as a Region V director. Other students headed to “the farm,” where they got to climb the rock wall, scale the ropes course, or take a ride on
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County parks to close Oct. 7
The McLeod County parks will be officially closed for the season on Monday, Oct. 7. Gates will be closed, but anyone wanting to hike or walk through the area parks is welcome. The following parks will be closed: Buffalo Creek Park (Glencoe), Swan Lake Park (Silver Lake), William May Park (Winsted), Stahl’s Lake Park (Hutchinson), Lake Marion Regional Park (Brownton), and Piepenburg Regional Park (Hutchinson). The tentative opening of the parks in the spring will be May 1.


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Obituaries Wayne Schlauderaff, native of Glencoe
Funeral services for Wayne Herbert Schlauderaff, 82, formerly of Glencoe, will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, at noon, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. J a m e s Gomez will officiate. M r . Schlauderaff died S a t u r d a y, Wayne H. Sept. 28, Schlauderaff 2013. Visitation will be held at Good Shepard Lutheran Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon immediately after the service. Born on April 23, 1931, in Glencoe, Mr. Schlauderaff was the son of Herbert and Irene (Schuette) Schlauderaff. He attended country school in rural Glencoe and graduated in 1949. Mr. Schlauderaff was united in marriage on April 18, 1953, with Mary Jane Radtke. He ran his family’s farm in Glencoe until 1970, and then finished his working career as foreman at Bongards Creameries. Later in life, he and his wife served as caretakers of Piepenberg Park near Hutchinson. Mr. Schlauderaff was an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer and also pitched for the Plato town team. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt and fish. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and he especially relished any opportunity to be with his grandchildren. Survivors include his eight children, Douglas (Lorinda) Schlauderaff of Eden Prairie, Patricia (Mike) Eischens of Glencoe, Dale (Lois) Schlauderaff of Glencoe, Sally (Gary) Isker of Waseca, Jan (Mel) Lockwood of rural Cosmos, Sue Worthy of Bloomington, Ann (Glenn Spotto) Schlauderaff of Hastings, and Paula (Alan) Stefani of Bloomington; his sister, Marilyn (Russell) Emch of Arizona; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary; and one brother, Gene Schlauderaff.
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Fall is here and the soup is on
The weather is getting cooler; well, some days. The leaves are starting to change. The football season is well under way. All signs are pointing to the changing of the seasons. A warm bowl of soup is back on the menu this time of year. Perfect Potato Soup 6 slices bacon, cut into pieces 1 medium onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 6 small russet potatoes, peeled and diced 8 cups chicken stock 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Black pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning 1 cup grated cheddar In a soup pot, cook bacon pieces over medium heat until crisp and fat is rendered. Remove the bacon from the pot and set it aside. Pour off most of the grease, but not all. Return the pot to medium-high heat and add the onions, carrots, and celery. Cook for about two minutes. Add the diced potatoes and cook for five minutes, seasoning with salt, pepper, and cajun spice. (Cajun spice has paprika, garlic salt, pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, thyme. I didn’t have any on hand so I sprinkled a little of each into the pot. It worked!) Add broth and bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are starting to get tender. Whisk together the flour and the milk, then pour into the soup and allow the soup to cook for another five minutes. Remove half to two-thirds of the soup and blend in a blender/food processor until completely smooth. Pour it back into the soup pot and stir to combine. (I smashed it in the pot with a potato masher). Let it heat back up as you taste for seasonings, adding more of what it needs. Stir in cream. Serve in bowls garnished with chives or scallions, grated cheese and crisp bacon
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By Karin Ramige Cornwell pieces. Chicken and Dumplings 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch salt 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup milk, a bit less than a full cup 2 quarts chicken broth 3 cups cooked chicken Diced carrot, onion and celery, to taste In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry blender. Stir in the milk, mixing with a fork until the dough forms a ball. Heavily flour a work surface. You’ll need a rolling pin and something to cut the dumplings with, such as a pizza cutter. Roll the dough out thin with a heavily floured rolling pin. Dip your cutter in flour and cut the dumplings in squares about two inches by two inches. They do not need to be perfect. Use a floured spatula to put them on a floured plate. Keep flouring between the layers of dumplings. Cook carrot, onion and clerey until softend in a little oil or butter. (They were not in the orginial recipe, but I think they add a nice level of flavor.) Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Drop the dumplings in one at a time, stirring while you add them. The extra flour on them will help thicken the broth. Cook them for about 15-20 minutes or until they are not doughy tasting. Add the cooked chicken to the pot and you’re done! A hot bowl of soup goes perfectly with some fresh homemade bread!
Area students attending Holy Trinity School in Winsted recently took part in the first-class retreat at the Catholic school. Above, front, from left, are Collin Gray and Elijah Essen, both of Glencoe. In the back are Julia Pelzel, Lester Prairie, a peer minister; and seventh graders Bethany Cross, Glencoe, Michael Dietz, Glencoe, and Katlyn Pokornowski, Silver Lake. At the right are, front, Kraig Kellner, Lester Prairie, peer minister, and, back, Zachary Nelson, Glencoe, Nathaniel Hausladen, Lester Prairie, Matthew Fasching, Winsted, and Emily Swartzer, Silver Lake.
Holy Trinity new 7th graders ‘transition’ into junior high
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the seventh graders from Holy Trinity School in Winsted took part in an all-day class retreat entitled, “7th Grade Transitions.” The purpose of the retreat was to help the seventh graders make the transition from not only elementary school to junior high, but in some cases from a neighboring school to Holy Trinity. “This year at Holy Trinity we have five new students who joined Holy Trinity after completing their elementary education at St. Pius X Catholic School in Glencoe,” said Elaine Kahle, campus minister at Holy Trinity School. Topics of discussion for the day included how to handle the changes and challenges they face as seventh graders; how to prioritize their schedules; and different suggestions of healthy ways to deal with loneliness. “Throughout the day students were reminded to rely on their faith in God and to turn to Him as they make important decisions throughout their lives,” Kahle said. “It was a very interactive retreat with students participating in a variety of activities such as acting out scripture verses, playing a much enjoyed ‘clothes pin’ game, as well as ending the day with a guided meditation,” Kahle said. Adults leading the retreat were the Rev. Paul Schumacher and Kahle. “The seventh graders are somewhat new to the retreat experience,” said Kahle, “but they did an excellent job with all of the activities. I was really impressed with the depth of their sharing in their small groups. Even if they learn just one new thing at each retreat, these opportunities are valuable in helping to form the whole student.” At the end of the day, the seventh graders were asked to describe their retreat day in one word, some of their comments included “powerful, fun, adventurous, awesome and amazing,” Kahle said.
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firmation, 3:30 p.m.; no Christ Chimes; no Gospel Ringers; adult membership class, 6:15 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m.; day school board, 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — Youth involvement committee, 6 p.m.; board of evangelism, 7 p.m.; board of deacons, 7 p.m.; board of trustees, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship with communion, 8 a.m.; fellowship, 9 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; worship with communion, 10:30 a.m.; youth supper, ninth through 12th grades, 5:30 p.m.; youth Bible study, 6 p.m.; NYG meeting, 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 7 — LWML, 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — GRHS communion, 9:30 a.m.; Common Cup meeting, 10 a.m.; Millie Beneke Manor communion, 1:15 p.m.; Alzheimer’s support group, 6 p.m.; Men’s Club, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Public school confirmation, 3:30 p.m.; no Christ Chimes; no Gospel Ringers; adult membership class, 6:15 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 1407 Cedar Ave. N., Glencoe www.gslcglencoe.org Rev. James F. Gomez, Pastor Matthew Harwell, Director of Christian Education E-mail: office@gslcglencoe.org Wed., Oct. 2 — Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; questioning, witnessing night, 5 p.m.; REVEAL courses: altar, 5:30 p.m.; deacons, 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — Bible study at St. John’s, Plato, 8:30 a.m.; GRHS chapel with communion, 9:30 a.m.; community Bible study, “Simplify,” 6:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 — New member class, 9 a.m.-noon. Sun., Oct. 6 — Choir, 7:45 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Kingdom Quest, FUEL and adult Bible study, 10:15 a.m.; GRHS chapel, 1 p.m.; Community Strings rehearsal, 5 p.m.; F3, 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 7 — Monday at the Manor, 1 p.m.; ladies guild executive board, 6:30 p.m.; ladies guild meeting, 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — GSLC Bible study, 9:30 a..m; Orchard Estates Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; GriefShare, 5:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Kids Praise, early release day, 1:30 p.m.; REVEAL courses: altar, 5:30 p.m.; education, 6:30 p.m.; council Bible study, 7 p.m.; council, 7:30 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., Oct. 2 — Fifth- and sixthgrade catechism, 3:45 p.m.; seventhand eighth-grade catechism, 4:45 p.m.; chimes, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — Jesus Cares Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. Mon., Oct. 7 — Ladies Aid, 6:30 p.m.; church board, 6:35 p.m.; elders meeting, 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Jesus Cares Ministry planning, 6 p.m.; Table Talk, 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Fifth- and sixthgrade catechism, 3:45 p.m.; seventhand eighth-grade catechism, 4:45 p.m.; chimes, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., Oct. 2 — Confirmation, 4 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; ninth-grade confirmation, 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Bible study, 9 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 —Confirmation, 4 p.m.; council, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Wed., Oct. 2 — Pastor’s Bible class, 9 a.m.; confirmation class, 4 p.m.; bell choir, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — Parkview Bible study, 1:30 p.m.; Ladies Aid, 1:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — L.W.M.L. Sunday; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday school classes, 10:15 a.m.; “Faith Alive” to third graders; coffee after worship; no Bible class; Channel 8 video. Tues., Oct. 8 — F.A.I.T.H. group meeting, 4 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Pastor browntoncongregational.org Sun., Oct. 6 — Sunday school, 8:45 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 300 Croyden St., Stewart Wed., Oct. 2 — Confirmation classes, 3:40 p.m.; church council, 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 — Worship, 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 —Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Dorcas Circle at church, 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Confirmation classes, 3:40 p.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Fri., Oct. 4 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, Pastor No calendar submitted. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, Pastor 612-644-0628 (cell) 320-587-5104 (church) E-mail: rlt721@hotmail.com Sun., Oct. 6 — Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship with communion, 10:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, Pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., Oct. 2 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship, 10 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com Thurs., Oct. 3 — Bulletin deadline; Bible study, 8:30 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Bible study, Sunday school, 10:10 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Youth choir, 5 p.m.; Midweek, 6 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Brian Brosz, interim pastor www.platochurch.com Wed., Oct. 2 — Women’s Guild meeting, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Confirmation class, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 8:45 a.m.; worship with communion, 10 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Youth fellowship at John Graupmann residence, 6:30 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., Oct. 2 — Eighth-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; seventh-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:20 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Eighth-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; seventh-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave. S.W., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., Oct. 2 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, puppet practice, 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; fellowship and refreshments, 9 a.m.; worship with communion, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m. Mon., Oct. 7 — Church board, 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, puppet practice, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-2843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake Carol Chmielewski, Pastor 320-327-2452 / Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends@embarqmail.com You may be able to reach someone at the church every Tuesday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to come in (use church office door) or call, or e-mail at faithfriends@embarqmail.com. Wed., Oct. 2 — Presbyterian Women meeting, 1:30 p.m.; light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 6:45 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Handbells practice, 8:45 a.m.; Worship with communion, 10 a.m.; fellowship after worship. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Patrick Okonkwo, Associate Pastor Patrick Schumacher, Associate Pastor www.holyfamilysilverlake.org E-mail: office@holyfamilysilverlake.org Wed., Oct. 2 — Mass, 5 p.m.; firstthrough sixth-grade religious education, 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.; sevenththrough 10th-grade religious education, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; confirmation candidate, parent meeting at Holy Family, 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Region 6 priest meeting, Litchfield, noon; music planning at Holy Trinity, 6:15 p.m.; CCW, 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 — Mass, 8 a.m.; first Friday communion calls. Sat., Oct. 5 — Bazaar setup; diocesan ethics conference, Redwood Falls, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Virtus training session, St. Anastasia, Hutchinson, 9 a.m.; reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Respect for Life Sunday, Mass, 10 a.m.; no 8 p.m. Mass. Mon., Oct. 7 — No Mass; KC 4th degree meeting at St. Pius X, 7:30 p.m.. Tues., Oct. 8 — Mass, 8 a.m.; eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; quilting, 9 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Mass, 5 p.m.; firstthrough sixth-grade religious education, 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.; sevenththrough 10th-grade religious education, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship at Friedens, 10 a.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Wed., Oct. 2 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m. WATER OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA METODISTA LIBRE Clinica del Alma 727 16th St. E., Glencoe Spanish/bi-lingual services Nestor and Maria German, Pastors E-mail: nestor2maria@hotmail.com Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship, 2 p.m. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S. 77 Second Ave. S., Lester Prairie Travis Loeslie, Pastor Wed., Oct. 2 — Choir practice, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Bible study, Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Choir practice, 7 p.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, Pastor 320-395-2125 Wed., Oct. 2 — Lutefisk committee meeting, 6 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 — Prepare potatoes for lutefisk making, 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 5 — Roll and bake lutefisk, 9 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship, 9 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; roll and bake lutefisk, 10:15 a.m.; confirmation, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Trustee meeting, 5:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Lutefisk committee meeting, 6 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior Pastor Adam Krumrie, Worship Pastor/ director of Student Ministries 320-587-2668 / Fax 320-587-4290 www.shalombaptist.org Wed., Oct. 2 — AWANA for children ages 4 through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; SOS (Students of Shalom) middle school, 6:30 p.m.; .high school, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — High school lunch; worship team rehearsal, 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Adult growth groups, Sunday school and worship, 9 a.m.; adult growth groups and worship, 10:30 a.m.; Shalom running group, 4 p.m.; Couples Connect, 4 p.m.; Financial Peace University, 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 7 — Women’s discipleship, 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m.
BEREAN BAPTIST 727 E. 16th St., Glencoe Jonathan Pixler, Pastor 320-864-6113 Call Jan at 320-864-3387 for women’s Bible study Wed., Oct. 2 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Fri., Oct. 4 — Men’s Bible study at church, 9 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Adult Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:20 a.m.; service on Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Men’s Bible study at church, 6 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1820 N. Knight Ave., Glencoe Katherine Rood, Pastor 320-864-4549 www.christluth.com E-mail: office@christluth.com Wed., Oct. 2 — Men’s breakfast, Bible study, 8 a.m.; televised worship, 2 p.m.; Abundant Table community meal, 5 p.m.; bells, 5:30 p.m.; confirmation, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — Grand Meadows worship, 10:30 a.m. Fri., Oct. 4 — Wedding rehearsal for Shaun Gildea/Charity Hanes, 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 — Wedding of Shaun Gildea/Charity Hanes, 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship with communion, 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.; Sunday school, adult education, 9:10 a.m.; Gideons to make a presentation. Mon., Oct. 7 — Televised worship, 3 p.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Ladies fellowship at Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m.; Sarah Circle, 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Men’s breakfast, Bible study, 8 a.m.; televised worship, 2 p.m.; bells, 5:30 p.m.; confirmation, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 6:30 p.m.; church council, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship at Friedens, 10 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Oct. 2 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; kindergarten through sixth-grade religious education, 7 p.m.; seventh- through 10thgrade religious education, 7 p.m.; confirmation candidate, parent session at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:30 a.m.; Region 6 priests meeting, Litchfield, noon; fundraiser night at Unhinged! Pizza; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; adoration of blessed sacrament follows Mass until noon; first Friday communion calls begin; Spanish Mass, 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 — Holy Trinity CCW Fall Bazaar; widow/widower and senior singles breakfast, Dubbs Grill, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish baptism session, 10 a.m.; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass and baptism, 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Respect Life Sunday; Holy Family annual bazaar; Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass and baptisms, 11:30 a.m.; Hispanic ministry religious education for youths and adults, 12:45 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Oct. 7 — No Mass; HandS committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; kindergarten through sixth-grade religious education, 7 p.m.; seventh- through 10thgrade religious education, 7 p.m.; confirmation candidate, parent session at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., Oct. 2 — Communion at GRHS long-term care, 10:15 a.m.; confirmation, 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — Worship with communion, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Oct. 8 — Women’s fellowship fall meeting and potluck, 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 — Confirmation, 4 p.m.; women’s fellowship executive board, 5:30 p.m.; choir, 6:30 p.m. FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 925 13th St. E., Glencoe Daniel Welch, Senior Pastor Ronald L. Mathison, Associate Pastor 320-864-5522 www.firstglencoe.org E-mail: office@firstglencoe.org Wed., Oct. 2 — Public school con-
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Wine-making, beer-brewing shop opens up in Glencoe
By Lori Copler Staff Writer ne of Glencoe’s newest businesses, PJ’s How 2 Spirits, has its roots in a simple bottle of homemade wine. Jean Weber, who opened the business in the former Star Motel building with partner Peter Goettl, said her brother makes homemade wine, and presented the couple with a bottle of homemade white wine a few years ago. “It was really quite good,” said Weber, and she became interested in making her own wine as a hobby. “We’ve been home brewing for a little over two years,” said Weber. “It’s aways kind of fun to see how your product turns out.” She and Goettl captured a grand champion at a county fair this summer for their efforts in wine making. But getting supplies and kits for their hobby was problematic. “We looked up winemaking supplies and kits on the Internet, and found that the closest places to get them are at least 60 miles away,” said Goettl. “We were making wine one day and ran out of corks. We ended up driving 60 miles just to get a bag of corks.” That experience “sparked us” to open PJ’s How 2 Spirits in Glencoe, said Goettl. “We were talking to different people, and having to drive somewhere for kits or order them over the Internet was kind of an issue.” Weber and Goettl are hoping that having a local store will help more people with their hobby, as well as inspire it in others. Goettl said they looked at several different buildings in Glencoe, but settled on the former Star Motel site on 10th Street East because it offered them two rooms for their business — one
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By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission approved a preliminary plat that will create a two-lot parcel to be known as “Fly Catcher Addition” on the west side of Lake Marion, at its Wednesday, Sept. 25, meeting. The property is 8.9 acres with access off Tagus Avenue in Collins Township. It is owned by Scott Haag of Darwin. Zoning Administrator Larry Gasow said his department has no concerns regarding the proposed plat. There are no feedlots close by, Gasow said, and the plat will remain zoned agricultural. The new, second lot could be a potential site for a house, Gasow said, which would be within the county’s zoning limits for the number of residential homes allowed within a quarter section of agriculture-zoned property. Gasow did say that some issues will need to be dealt with if one of the lots is sold in the future. Under the proposed split, an overhead power line will cut across a corner of one lot to reach the other. “A new owner may not want that,” said Gasow, who said the power line may need to be buried in a utility easement. There also is a potential for the two sites to share a well and a driveway access, Gasow said, and easements for those two items would need to be worked out at the time of sale, also. “If the property is sold, those easements need to be recorded,” said Gasow. The planning commission meeting also was a public hearing for the proposal. Because no one attended or submitted written comments, Gasow said the issue will be placed on the County Board’s consent agenda on Oct. 22.
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Peter Goettl and Jean Weber have transformed a hobby into a business, opening up PJ’s How 2 Spirits in Glencoe. The new store features beer-brewing and wine-making kits hosts the wine- and beermaking supplies and kits, as well as novelty items and gifts (such as an umbrella in a wine bottle and painted glassware). PJ’s How 2 Spirits also offers bottles for both wine and beer, chemicals for the process and brewers yeast for beer. The other room offers space to ply their craft. Once a sink is installed in the second room, Weber and Goettl hope to offer classes on making wine and brewing beer. The two spent about six weeks getting the place
and supplies, as well as gift items for wine and beer enthusiasts. The business is located in the former Star Motel building. A grand opening is planned for Oct. 11-12. pertise. “If anyone has questions about the process, they are welcome to call us,” said Goettl. “If we don’t know, we’ll find out for them.” PJ’s How 2 Spirits has set a grand opening for Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a discounted price on beer and wine kits. Its phone number is 320864-VINO (8466). The website address is www.pjshow2spirits.com. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ready for business, and opened about two weeks ago. “It’s been a little slow,” said Goettl, “but we get a few more people in each day.” And with those people come questions and new needs. “We really don’t know yet what people need,” said Goettl. “But if we don’t have what they’re looking for, we’ll get it for them,” Weber added. Along with supplies, kits, gifts and classes, Weber and Goettl will offer their ex-
provements. The County Board also is hoping that a probate judge will approve using between $3.8 million and $4 million from the Annamarie Tudhope estate to pay for the jail expansion. Tudhope, former publisher and editor of the Glencoe Enterprise, bequeathed the bulk of her estate to the county for the construction of a new jail. Because the project is an expansion of the existing jail and not the construction of a new one, a judge will need to determine if the project is in keeping with the intent of Tudhope’s will. Rehmann also said the county’s security committee
met last week and has been discussing issues raised by constituents at the public hearing, in particular a desire to not close off the north entrances to the courthouse. Rehmann said the committee will likely recommend to the County Board that the entrances stay open. But the multiple entrances to the courthouse will still be a concern for security, Rehmann indicated. “We may have to do something different with those north entrances during highprofile events, such as murder trials,” Rehmann said. The County Board intends to take up the matter again at its Oct. 22 meeting.
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